Fifth & Flower

Lost and Found Shares Stories From Latino L.A.

Sep 07, 2017

As the Library Foundation kicks-off its celebration of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, Lost and Found at the Movies will explore the breadth and diversity of Latino film culture in Los Angeles. On Friday, September 15, special guest Edward James Olmos will take the stage to share stories from his own life of growing up in […]

Follow the Money: L.A.’s Economic History

Aug 24, 2017

L.A. is one of the world’s great regional economies and global labs, and this is in large part because its citizens have been willing to invest in public infrastructure. From railroads to housing, learn more about the history of how L.A. has developed. One fascinating look at L.A.’s growth is The Rise and Fall of […]

Mastering the Art of Summer at the Library

Aug 17, 2017

Books, baseball, and ice cream–what more could you want from summer? With a bustling slate of ALOUD programs, a renewed partnership with the Dodgers, and an entire month dedicated to celebrating our Members, the Library Foundation has officially mastered the art of summer. Before we head into fall, here’s a look back at some of […]

Great House Tours and Other Inside Looks at L.A.

Jul 20, 2017

From a small pueblo to one of the hottest real estate markets in the country, groundbreaking architects have transformed how Angelenos live. A few of these great houses remain, but over the years, many have been demolished. Take a peek at some of these historic dwellings in Sam Watters’ book, Houses of Los Angeles. This […]

Making Summer Sweeter With Member Appreciation Month

Jul 14, 2017

We’re are thankful for our dedicated group of supporters every month of the year, but in July we full-out celebrate their commitment to the Los Angeles Public Library. Membership to the Library Foundation ensures that the Central Library and 72 neighborhood branches provide unparalleled and equal access to programs and services for all ages across the […]

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

Jul 06, 2017

If you don’t know what to expect for this Monday’s Lost & Found at the Movies: The Dinner Game, you’re not alone. Series curator John Nein doesn’t know either, but that’s one of the delightful aspects of the series. What we do know is that movie history’s best and worst dinners frequently hinge around strange […]

Summer at the Library Is Heating Up

Jul 03, 2017

When school is out for the summer, the Los Angeles Public Library’s ever-popular Summer at the Library program is here to activate learning for tens of thousands of children, teens, and families—at no cost. This year’s program, themed “Reading by Design,” takes an especially creative approach to hands-on learning, including over 450 STEAM (science, technology, […]

Think You Know Roxane Gay?

Jun 22, 2017

Are you one of Roxane Gay’s 220,000 plus Twitter followers? If not, you’re missing out on one of the most candid, insightful, and fierce voices writing today. Ranging from commentary on Black Lives Matter to body shaming to pop-culture, Gay is a prolific essayist and cultural critic who uses Twitter as just one of her […]

Beach Reads and Other L.A. Stories

Jun 15, 2017

As we gear up for a summer of reading, the Los Angeles Public Library has many books that dive into the great stories of Los Angeles–and some will even put you right on the beach. In Naomi Hirahara and Geraldine Knatz’s Terminal Island: Lost Communities of Los Angeles Harbor, you can learn about the history of […]

Coming Soon to ALOUD: Alan Alda

Jun 08, 2017

In 1993, Alan Alda, the award-winning actor and bestselling author, began hosting the PBS series Scientific American Frontiers. Although he was deeply fascinated by science, he initially struggled to interview the scientists and translate their complicated work to the masses. Digging into his arsenal of tools that he had honed as an actor and improviser […]


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